Please Help Daphne Bickley Raise Funds To Attend The Curtis Institute of Music Summer Camp

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One of our advanced viola students, Daphne Bickley. has been accepted into the summer music program at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. The Curtis Institute is one of the premier music conservatories in the country. She needs to raise approximately $5,800.00 to attend and $4,800.00 is due by March 1st . If funds are not raised by that time then she will miss this critical opportunity in her music education as she pursues a career in music performance. Please consider donating to her GoFundMe page HERE and help Daphne raise the necessary funds to attend the Curtis Institute this summer. Thanks in advance for your donation consideration.

Unlocking The Diatonic Modes Guitar Workshop Held Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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“Unlocking the Diatonic Modes” Guitar Workshop (Intermediate to Advanced Guitar Players).  This workshop is for intermediate to advanced guitar players and will cover the seven diatonic modes and their applications over chords and common progressions.  Workshop topics include:  the seven diatonic left-hand patterns; modal identification over various chords and progressions; modal patterns across the entire fretboard; modal theory; fretboard theory; and MUCH MORE!   The workshop will meet on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon.  Workshop is taught by Mike Ridenour (M.M. Guitar Performance).  Workshop materials are included in tuition price.  Tuition:  $30.00.  Click HERE to register.

Six-Week Beginning Guitar Class Begins This Thursday, February 18, 2016

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Six Week Beginning Guitar Class (Ages 9 and Up).  The Beginning Guitar Class is for beginning students ages 9 and up.  This class will cover music reading and basic guitar playing technique for electric and acoustic guitar.  Class will meet each Thursday from 1:00 – 1:50 PM starting February 18th and ending March 24, 2016.  Class is taught by Mike Ridenour (M.M. Guitar Performance).  Method book is included in tuition price.  Tuition:  $25.00.  Click HERE to register.

The Beatles Make US Concert Debut In 1964 – February 11, 2016

THE BEATLES MAKE THEIR US CONCERT DEBUT IN 1964. On this day, February 11th in 1964, the Beatles made their live concert debut in the US at the Washington Coliseum. Over 350 police surrounded the stage to keep the 8,000 plus screaming fans in control. One police officer who found the noise so loud stuck a bullet in each ear as ear plugs. The Beatles had to stop three times and turn Ringo’s drum kit around and re-position their microphones so that they faced a different part of the audience. The set list: ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘From Me to You’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘Please Please Me’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’, ‘Twist and Shout’, and ‘Long Tall Sally’.

Come Study Music At Hendersonville’s #1 Music School

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The #1 Choice, Best Value, & LARGEST Music School In Hendersonville, North Carolina!

The Music Academy of WNC offers the most comprehensive and largest variety of music lessons than any other music school in Henderson County. Our faculty is the most educated and experienced in all of Western North Carolina with over 73% (8 out of 11) holding a Master’s degree or greater in their field of study.  All of our music lessons incorporate classical-based musicianship and technique within the style(s) our students wish to learn. Plus, they are LOTS OF FUN! We currently offers private music lessons in the following:

* Guitar (Electric, Classical, Acoustic)
* Bass (Electric, Upright)
* Drums & Percussion
* Piano & Voice
* Violin, Viola, Cello, & Double-Bass
* All Woodwind and Brass Instruments

Give us a call at 828-693-3726 to schedule your FREE Consultation to discuss your musical direction at Hendersonville’s #1 Choice, Best Value, and LARGEST Music School.

First Gold Record Awarded Today In 1942 – February 10, 2016

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FIRST GOLD RECORD AWARDED TODAY IN 1942: On this day, February 10th, in 1942, ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’ by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra became the first recording to be awarded a Gold record. It was actually just a master copy of the disc sprayed with gold lacquer by RCA as a publicity stunt. The actual award recognized today as a Gold Record would not be initiated for another sixteen years when the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) borrowed the idea and trademarked the Gold Record. The first Gold single was awarded to Perry Como in 1958 for ‘Catch A Falling Star’ and the first Gold album was given to Gordon McRae for the soundtrack to ‘Oklahoma’.
 
Happy Birthday: Roberta Flack and Cliff Burton

The Music Academy Welcomes Freeburg Pianos and Perzina

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The Music Academy of WNC is excited to announce our new business relationship with Freeburg Pianos in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Freeburg Pianos has furnished the Music Academy with a brand new Perzina upright piano for our teaching studios.  “We are pleased to have Freeburg Pianos and Perzina represented at the Music Academy of WNC” states Music Academy Director, Michael Ridenour.  Please visit Freeburg Pianos on Asheville Highway in Hendersonville if you are considering an upright or grand piano purchase.

The Beatles Make Live US Debut in 1964 – February 9, 2016

THE BEATLES MAKE LIVE US DEBUT: On this day in music, February 9, 1964, the Beatles made their US live debut on CBS-TV’s ‘The Ed Sullivan Show.’ They performed five songs including their current No.1 ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand.’ The show was watched by an estimated 73 million people and had received over 50,000 applications for the 728 seats in the TV studio.

Happy Birthday: Carole King and Dennis Thomas.